DGA Enhances Sustainability Expertise in Brussels with Appointment of Olalla Michelena

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Brussels — 21 February 2023 — DGA Enhances Sustainability Expertise in Brussels with Appointment of Olalla Michelena, an elite multidisciplinary advisory firm, today announced Olalla Michelena has joined as a Partner in Brussels. She will be a senior member in the European Union (EU) Public Affairs practice, with a specialty in sustainability and the circular economy.

Ms. Michelena is a seasoned EU public affairs and communications professional with 20 years of experience focused on energy, environmental and broader sustainability issues. She brings considerable expertise on the upcoming regulatory challenges linked to the European Green Deal, including recycling, digital green transition and EU funding.

Previously, Ms. Michelena was Director in a boutique EU public affairs consultancy on sustainability and digital issues. She also served as the Director of the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter and as a Manager at Burson-Marsteller, where she ran pan-European and Brussels-focused campaigns for major corporations on a variety of environmental and social issues. A lawyer by training, she holds a Law degree from Universidad San Pablo CEO in Madrid and an LLM in European Law from the Université Libre of Brussels.

Commenting on the appointment, Grégoire Poisson, EMEA Head of Public Affairs and Head of Brussels, said, “Decarbonisation, digital transition and strategic autonomy will continue to shape the EU business and regulatory environment in the years to come. Olalla’s first-class expertise strengthens our advisory capacity to support our clients’ license to operate in managing issues ranging from packaging to the green transition, and to help them secure public funding.”

Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Michelena said, “With the complex regulatory environment in the EU surrounding environmental and sustainability issues, corporates need to find innovative ways to deliver both financial and social value. They also need visibility into international markets and I look forward to working alongside my colleagues in Washington and beyond to provide solutions to these issues on a global basis.”

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DGA is an expert-led advisory firm that provides integrated solutions for clients in an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment. Comprising Albright Stonebridge Group and a deep bench of communications, public affairs, government relations and strategy consultants, we help clients engage with governments and regulatory bodies, navigate public disclosures and transactions within the private and capital markets, and manage their reputations through critical moments of change, challenge or opportunity.

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